[Olsr-users] olsrd overhead

Hannes Gredler (spam-protected)
Thu Apr 9 08:59:01 CEST 2009

Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
>>> Now, I'd expect one summary entry to take 6 bytes, which means that for
>>> a 100 node network, you'd be spending 600 bytes/s of traffic for
>>> distributing summaries.  Which is definitely reasonable.
>> 8 bytes, because we include a message type (to be able to use the same stuff 
>> for other message types later).
> Why not have a single message type followed by a sequence of 6-byte
> entries ?  You could be even more efficient -- sort the router-ids
> lexicographically, and only store the deltas between successive ids, as
> I do in Babel.  (Think IPv6.)

that would make sense, agreed. we are still able to change the packet format,
as the gin as not out of the bottle yet ...

>> Will need additional work to run smooth
> No doubt about it.  It's a new protocol.
> Please keep me informed.

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